American Economic Journals Discussion Forum
In order to encourage and facilitate the exchange of ideas, the American Economic Journals offer an online discussion forum for all published articles.
Here you can discuss, ask questions, or generally debate anything related to the published material. To ease navigation and to give focus to the discourse, there is a separate discussion forum for each article. AEA members and authors of articles published in the American Economic Journals can post comments and links to materials such as powerpoint presentations, working papers, and datasets.
To make a comment or post a link, go to the articles page for the paper on which you want to make a comment and select "Post a Comment on This Article" under the heading AEJ Discussion Forum.
To read comments on an article, go to the articles page for that paper and select "View Comments on This Article," also under the heading AEJ Discussion Forum. The most recent comment will appear first.
American Economic Journal: Applied Economics
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Contents of Current Issues
Summer 2014 JEP
July 2014 AEJ: Applied
July 2014 AEJ: Macro
July 2014 AER
June 2014 JEL
May 2014 AEJ: Policy
May 2014 AEJ: Micro
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In the News:
University of Chicago economics professor, Matthew Gentzkow, who is the AEA's 2014 John Bates Clark Medal recipient, discusses the future of economics, the state of the media ecosphere, and virtues of "data hustle" in this interview from Quartz.
A recent article in The Economist examines higher education endowments and university behaviors including new research presented in a paper from the latest edition of the American Economic Review.
"For economists, the tradition of keeping mum—at least as a national organization—is long and proud. 'The association as such will take no partisan attitude, nor will it commit its members to any position on practical economic questions,' the economic association states on its website. Those policies, says its president, William D. Nordhaus, a professor at Yale University, by email, 'have served it well through hot and cold wars.'"
"Not only do economists vary widely in their opinions of economic policy, he notes, but many have participated in helping shape such policies. Putting forth statements on political issues would be 'unnecessary, polarizing, controversy-stoking, and a distraction from the real and important work of economic research and education,' he says. (Mr. Nordhaus was, of course, speaking for himself and not the association.)"
Read the whole story in the The Chronicle of Higher Education (subscribers only).
From ASSA 2014: The Wall Street Journal reports on the AEA's CSWEP committee's efforts in mentoring early-career female economists and the program's expanding influence on similar programs being developed overseas. Read the full article here.
The Chronicle of Higher Education just published "Cool Head on Global Warming," an in-depth look at the new book by 2014 AEA President, William Nordhaus entitled, "The Climate Casino: Risk, Uncertainty and Economics for a Warming World" (Yale University Press).
The Atlantic Cities provides a thorough examination of Clifford Winston's (Brooking Institution) research, "On The Performance of the U.S. Transportation System: Caution Ahead," from the latest edition of the Journal of Economic Literature (JEL).
Upcoming research by Yang Wang, a health economist at Lafayette College,
indicates that some smokers believe age, race, and parental longevity
influence their life expectancy more than smoking does. Access the news
brief here, or the forthcoming article from the American Economic
Journal: Applied Economics.
AEA in News Archive